These are common questions that a diner or foodie post via their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts, hoping to get the best answer from friends. Then again, most often than not the choices could be limited.
Just a click on one’s iOs or Androd smartphone or tablet, the best answers can now be found in OpenRice, touted to be Asia’s premier dining guide.
Recently, it has launched its brand new mobile App called OpenSnap in the Philippines.
“OpenSnap is a revolutionary mobile application for iOS and Android smartphone and tablet users where you can find popular restaurant spots through food photos uploaded by friends and families. It is the first and unique food photo app in the Philippines and Asia that allows users to create a personalized food albums and share their dining experience with friends and families wherever and whenever,” says Jenna Sung, OpenRice product manager, in a meeting with the local press.
Connected to the OpenRice database, she explains, OpenSnap allows users to locate more than one million restaurants not only in the Philippines but in Asia, share dining experience, and identify OpenRice members, as well as Facebook friends and celebrities.
“It allows Filipinos to enjoy local and worldwide cuisine on their fingertips with the support of advanced i-cloud technology,” she adds.
Enril T. Magdato, country manager, explains how OpenSnap offers a user friendly and convenient approach to creating one’s own food photo albums, photo sharing, hash tag locations, photo filtering and use of stickers in photos.
“OpenSnap users can also tag their friends in their photo uploads, as well as share the information to their personal social networking platforms, such as, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Weibo,” he says.
The major features of OpenSnap include:
1. Use food photos to search nearby restaurants—Users can search nearby restaurants by browsing photos uploaded by friends. It helps you to save the time to locate alternate dinning locations while lining up long queue at the designated restaurants.
2. Create and share your personalized restaurant albums—OpenSnap provides users with personalized restaurant albums and easily share their dining experience wherever and whenever! Users could check the restaurant details by clicking the food photos, with more supplementary information for a perfect dining experience.
3. Browse more than one million restaurants in Asia—OpenSnap has an advanced search function to reach out dinning photos and restaurant information of other Asian regions such as China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and HongKong.
4. Photos come with a wealth of information— Each food photo provides the user with restaurant address, map, contact details, reviews and comments.
For better understanding, OpenSnap is now available in the AppStore (https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/id806095727?mt=8) and Google (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.openrice.snap)
Established in HongKong in 1999, OpenRice has become Asia’s premier dining guide that has offered users a swift and convenient way to find restaurants that suit their preferences. Restaurant information on the website is constantly updated, which ensures the latest and most comprehensive gourmet news for site visitors.
In 2010, OpenRice began to expand its services to other Asian countries namely, China the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia.
OpenRice.com in the Philippines features more than 80,000 dining places around the country which are categorized by cuisine, district, and price range to allow users to quickly and easily find their favorite restaurants. Users can learn more by going through each restaurant’s gourmet reviews and photos, and even bookmark their favorite ones. OpenRice can also be found on popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram for the release of the latest gourmet information and priviledges.
To help visitors search for gourmet information anytime, anywhere, OpenRice has launched a mobile site and smartphone applications for iPhone, Android, Window Phone and Blackberry, resulting in more than million downloads. OpenRice pages can be found on popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Weibo for the release of the latest gourmet information and privileges. In fact OpenRice fans on Facebook have soared nearly 190,000.
Starting in 2010, OpenRice has extended its services to 22 mainland China cities, including: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Macau and more, plus the countries across south-east Asia like Indonesia, Philippines, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan.